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10.06.14
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Nati Cano 1933-2014
10.06.14
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Musician Nati Cano dies at 81; leader of Mariachi los Camperos
Los Angeles Times
11.17.10
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Mariachi brings fiesta spirit to Hop
The Dartmouth
10.29.10
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From a Mariachi Band, a Happy ‘Ay Yay Yay’
The New York Times
10.04.10
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And So It Begins…
UCLAlive.org
02.17.10
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Mariachis celebrate Valentine's Day
Vida En El Valle
04.26.09
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A spectacular 3-plus hours of mariachi
The Arizona Daily Star
02.09.09
James Conlon, Yo-Yo Ma, Wu Man, Silk Road Ensemble , Patti LuPone, Mariachi Los Camperos
2009 GRAMMY AWARD WINNERS
12.04.08
James Conlon, Robert Spano, Jonathan Biss, Jennifer Koh, Yuri Bashmet, Yo-Yo Ma, Wu Man, Silk Road Ensemble , Atlanta Symphony Orchestra , Patti LuPone, Mariachi Los Camperos , Michelle DeYoung
OPUS 3 ARTISTS 2009 GRAMMY AWARD NOMINEES
10.24.08
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Concert Review: Viva la Ronstadt!
Seattle Times
09.10.08
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MARIACHI LOS CAMPEROS PERFORM AT THE 2008 ALMA AWARDS®
12.09.06
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Mariachi band serves up holiday fiesta
The Capital Times
02.12.06
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Cano and company make a joyful case for serious mariachi
The Ann Arbor News

Mariachi Los Camperos was founded in 1960 by mariachi "giant" Natividad “Nati” Cano. His passing in October 2014 was mourned nationwide by performers, students, and lovers of mariachi.  In the words of Jesus "Chuy" Guzman, Artistic Director of Los Camperos, "... el mundo del mariachi ha perdido un gigante" (the mariachi world has lost a giant).  A traditionalist and a visionary, Cano played an integral role in the development of mariachi music in North America by training and mentoring new generations of mariachi musicians, by expanding the repertoire, and by bringing mariachi performance out of the traditional venue, the cantinas, and into the concert hall.  Cano's seminal contribution to mariachi was marked by institutions as diverse as UCLA, where he where he taught for many years and revitalized the "Music of Mexico" program, and the Smithsonian Museum, whose recording label Smithsonian Folkways released a number of albums recorded by Los Camperos, including the Grammy winner, Amor, Dolor y Lágrima.  Smithsonian Folkways will release a new album by Los Camperos in 2015.  

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